Rep. Freeman announces $155,000 state grant for Dimmick Park in Hellertown

State Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, today announced that $155,000 in state funding has been awarded for a project in his legislative district.

Hellertown was awarded the grant to rehabilitate the heavily used play area in Dimmick Park. The borough intends to expand the playground area to accommodate new fencing, playground surface and gate. The sidewalk and handicapped access to the playground will also be improved and the play area expanded.

“The park is heavily used by adults and children on a daily basis and is a vital component of the community so this funding will be put to good use for upgrades,” Freeman said. “The play area is in the corner of Dimmick Park which is near the ball fields and is used heavily by families on athletic game days as well as throughout the week.”

The state funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agent created by the legislature to administer a variety of the state’s economic stimulus initiatives. The funding was made available through the local share account established in the state gaming law.